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Luminous numbers on my bedside clock told me that it was just four a.m. when I awoke to the frantic barking of sled dogs from their chain-link kennels next to the house. Like any parent, I could differentiate between the voices of my huskies, and it was clear that Cuda, our largest and strongest "wheel" dog, was sounding most urgent. His was the only one of our ten 10'x10' kennels that opened…Continue
September 01, 2009 When a metropolitan Detroit newspaper reviewed the book Encyclopedia of Tracks & Scats, the reviewer joked that it might be better titled "Prints & Poop." He was understandably amused that a large college-level textbook would focus so much attention on analyzing what came out of the hind end of an animal.
In fact, feces, or scats, have legitimate value to hunters and trackers who want to "get the poop" on wild animals…